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  • App Fatigue Crunch Network

    App Fatigue

    In the 1980s and 1990s it was all about shrink-wrapped software … ah, those were the days. Software was sold on big and small pieces of plastic and shiny CDs. The 1990s brought in the wave of early Internet to the consumer. The Internet provided a new means for accessing software. You could finally download bits and pieces. But it wasn’t until early 2000 that the average… Read More

  • The App Ecosystem’s New Status Quo Crunch Network

    The App Ecosystem’s New Status Quo

    Americans spent more time using smartphone and tablet applications in 2014 than they did mobile and desktop web combined. With nearly four billion smartphones projected to be in use by 2020, the platform shift to mobile is well underway. Read More

  • Branch Metrics Snags $35 Million More For Its Deep Linking & App Discovery Business

    Branch Metrics Snags $35 Million More For Its Deep Linking & App Discovery Business

    One of the problems in the early days of the mobile app era was that it wasn’t possible to link to the pages within apps the same way you could link to pages on the open web. But technology has adapted to solve that problem over the years, both on the part of the mobile OS platform makers themselves, as well as via third parties who today provide smarter links to the content within apps… Read More

  • WayUp Launches An iPhone App To Let Students Apply For Jobs On The Go

    WayUp Launches An iPhone App To Let Students Apply For Jobs On The Go

    It’s obvious that college students love their phones. Which is why WayUp, formerly Campus Jobs, has today unveiled an iPhone app, giving students the opportunity to apply for jobs directly from their smartphone. WayUp originally launched as CampusJob, offering a marketplace where employers could post job listings and students could load up profiles and hunt for jobs during the semester… Read More

  • Kim Kardashian’s Buttmoji Owns The App Store

    Kim Kardashian’s Buttmoji Owns The App Store

    It seems like 2015 was the year of the “emoji.” I mean, a damn emoji was the “word of the year.” This year is ending with a massive bang on the App Store thanks to Kim Kardashian and her…assets. Fire up the App Store on your devices and here’s what you’ll see for the top paid app: The app, KIMOJI, costs $1.99. What do you get? Well, emojis having to… Read More

  • “App Santa” Promo Drops Prices On 20 Top iOS And Mac Apps

    “App Santa” Promo Drops Prices On 20 Top iOS And Mac Apps

    There are a number of holiday app sales now running as mobile developers slash prices in hopes of reaching potential customers who will soon be unwrapping smartphones for Christmas. But one of the better promotions, starting today, is called “App Santa” and involves a group of indie developers behind some of the most popular applications on the iOS and Mac App Stores. The group… Read More

  • Buy A Car On Your Phone With The New Beepi App

    Buy A Car On Your Phone With The New Beepi App

    Thanks to the folks at Beepi, you can now buy a car with nothing more than the iPhone in your hand (well, that and the money in your bank account). Read More

  • Another Popular App Leaves The Mac App Store

    Another Popular App Leaves The Mac App Store

    Apple has a Mac App Store problem. Popular vector-based design app Sketch is leaving the App Store in order to move back to a direct-selling model. The developer announced the move on its official blog this morning. This isn’t the first time developers are complaining about the state of the App Store on the Mac. Read More

  • Apple Appears To Be Promoting Its Own Apps In The iPhone App Store’s Top Charts

    Apple Appears To Be Promoting Its Own Apps In The iPhone App Store’s Top Charts

    Apple seems to be using the Top Charts section of its iPhone App Store to promote its own applications by listing apps like Numbers, Keynote, Pages, iMovie and iTunes U, in higher positions than they would normally rank. When viewed on an iPhone, these apps are showing up intermingled in the Top 20 Free applications on the iPhone, but when viewed from the desktop version of the App… Read More

  • Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

    Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

    A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store’s search algorithms are returning results. Developers say that, following a series of shifts that took place beginning on November 3, app search results now appear to be more intelligent and far more relevant – especially among the top results – than… Read More

  • Bluebox Now Offers Security Software For Consumer Facing Business Apps

    Bluebox Now Offers Security Software For Consumer Facing Business Apps

    Bluebox Security, the security software developer providing protection for mobile business applications, is extending its product offering to include consumer-facing apps as well. Now the company’s customers who are developing mobile applications for consumers can have those applications secured by Bluebox’s technology.   Mobile apps that store consumer information like… Read More

  • Apple Debuts A New “Shopping” Category On The App Store

    Apple Debuts A New “Shopping” Category On The App Store

    Confirming earlier reports, Apple today is debuting a new category to its App Store that will help consumers better locate mobile shopping applications. The “Shopping” category will be available worldwide, and will feature apps that span across omni-channel, auctions, price comparison, product reviews and more. These applications were previously listed in the App Store’s… Read More

  • Hundreds Of Apps Banned From App Store For Accessing Users’ Personal Information

    Hundreds Of Apps Banned From App Store For Accessing Users’ Personal Information

    Hundreds of iOS applications have been pulled out of the App Store, following a report from analytics service SourceDNA, which uncovered a group of applications that were extracting users’ personally identifiable information, including email addresses associated with their Apple IDs, devices and peripheral serial numbers, as well as a list of apps installed on their phone. The… Read More

  • Apple Unveils A More Powerful Apple TV, Shipping In October

    Apple Unveils A More Powerful Apple TV, Shipping In October

    Confirming earlier reports, Apple unveiled the fourth-generation Apple TV today at its September press event in San Francisco. The updated device features more powerful hardware, a new OS dubbed “tvOS”, an updated user experience and new developer tools. Most notably, Apple TV now includes voice control, Siri support, universal search as well as the much-anticipated Apple TV App… Read More

  • Apple Watch’s Airstrip Can Differentiate Between Baby And Mother’s Heart Rate

    Apple Watch’s Airstrip Can Differentiate Between Baby And Mother’s Heart Rate

    Apple announced a new Apple Watch app for healthcare providers today called Airstrip. The app can receive and view vital information sent over to physicians by nurses and staff. Co-founder of Airstrip Dr. Cameron Powell took to the stage at the Apple live event this morning to demonstrate how the app works with the human body – including monitoring heart rate, contractions during… Read More

  • Report: Recent App Store Algorithm Change Points To Crackdown On “Keyword Stuffing”

    Report: Recent App Store Algorithm Change Points To Crackdown On “Keyword Stuffing”

    Last week, we noted a recent change to the App Store’s algorithm, which appeared to have more heavily impacted iPad app developers, and ultimately resulted in ranking changes for some subset of app publishers. Now, we have more evidence that supports the theory that the recent changes to app rankings were actually an adjustment to the algorithm, as opposed to a glitch or a test on… Read More

  • When Selling Virtual Products Abroad, Don’t Put Prices On Autopilot Crunch Network

    When Selling Virtual Products Abroad, Don’t Put Prices On Autopilot

    If you have a physical product that you want to sell in more than one country, determining the price in different markets can be challenging. You might have to open an office in each country, or at least hire a consultant to assess local demand and analyze the competition. But if you have a virtual product — say an app for a mobile phone — setting the price for it in different… Read More

  • Apple Adjusts Its App Store Algorithm, Impacting Some iPad Developers

    Apple Adjusts Its App Store Algorithm, Impacting Some iPad Developers

    To keep the playing field level and fair for all app developers, Apple on occasion changes the way its App Store ranking algorithm works, the fallout of which can impact developers’ standings in the App Store charts, which ultimately can impact their visibility, downloads, and revenue. Around a week ago, it appears that Apple yet again tweaked the way its rankings worked, but this… Read More

  • Annoyed By Mobile Sites That “Ask” You To Download Their App? You’re Not Alone

    Annoyed By Mobile Sites That “Ask” You To Download Their App? You’re Not Alone

    Your team has spent many months perfecting your mobile app, so of course you want people to download it. You want to get your app high up in the app store charts. I get it. Totally. However, you (and a lot of companies) have gotten overly aggressive with how you go about “suggesting” that we download your app. Read More

  • Apple Increases Test Device Limits For Developers, Hinting At Plans For Apple TV Apps

    Apple Increases Test Device Limits For Developers, Hinting At Plans For Apple TV Apps

    Following the consolidation of Apple’s developer programs under one roof, the company has also made a slight, but perhaps notable, change with regard to the number of devices developers can register under their accounts. Previously, developers were able to register 100 individual devices, but that number has now been increased to 500 with each platform now receiving 100 device slots apiece. Read More

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